Leith

[The Shore, Leith]

Every city has an unfashionable district - that part where tourists are warned away from. The Edinburgh suburb of Leith fit that description in years gone by... but not any more. The capital's port area has undergone redevelopment and revival in the past couple of decades, and it's now one of Edinburgh's most underrated spots. Flashy new offices and apartments fit together like a jigsaw with old port buildings and a string of high-end restaurants along a smart section of the Water of Leith known as "The Shore"; menus are bursting with Scottish seafood, though the catch probably isn't as local as it used to be. Andrew Lamb's house is worth a short detour away from the riverside: a beautifully-restored merchant's house on Burgess Street which dates to the early 1600's. On the coast at the Port of Leith, beyond a series of rejuvenated quays, is the large Ocean Terminal shopping centre. As well as containing the usual selection of chain shops, restaurants and cinema, the mall provides access to Royal Yacht Britannia - see below for more info.

[Port of Leith]

📌 Leith ★★★☆☆
Location: 2 miles north of central Edinburgh, G.R.: NT 271765 ///recent.loving.things

[Andrew Lamb's House, dating to the early 17th century]

Within walking distance

>> Royal Yacht Britannia ★★★★☆

[Royal Yacht Britannia, seen from the north end of Ocean Terminal]

Nearby

>> Edinburgh page: Edinburgh ★★★★★ & city sights

[The old Seaman's Mission, now a hotel]

[The King's Wark]

[Mary, Queen of Scots landed here on her 1561 return from France]

[South Leith Parish Church]

[Commercial Quay]

[Restaurants and bars at Commercial Quay]

[Scottish Government building]

[Old tramlines at Ocean Square]

[Bridge at the Port of Leith]

[Port of Leith]

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